The Key Theatre

Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF

Booking & Enquiries: 01733 207239


Situated in Peterborough’s city centre overlooking the river Nene, the Key Theatre works to bring an abundance of entertainment and culture to the heart of the city. Pay us a visit and be rewarded with nationally touring shows, dance, comedy, live music and much more.

Address: Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF

Booking & Enquiries: 01733 207239


The box office is open 10.30am to 6pm on non-show days and 10.30am to 30 minutes after curtain up on show days, Monday to Saturday. On Sundays it opens an hour before performances until 30 minutes after curtain up. To book over the phone, call 01733 207239 during box office opening hours, or you can book online here.

At The Key Theatre we are pleased to be able to offer:

  • Automatic doors 
  • Accessible toilets
  • Disabled on street parking is available adjacent to the theatre
  • Lift to the first floor and studio
  • Wheelchair spaces - allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Carers seats are available next to them. Essential carers attending with a disabled patron will receive a free ticket*
  • Guide dogs welcome - please inform box office at the time of booking to ensure a suitable seat is available
  • Infra-red induction loop hearing systems are available from box office

*Proof may be required 

Don’t queue at the interval! Why not pre-order your drinks before the show?

Simply download and complete one of our order slips and hand it to a member of staff on the day. Your drinks will be waiting for you.

The Riverside Bar is the idyllic setting overlooking the beautiful surroundings of the River Nene.

Vivacity's Riverside Restaurant is open for pre-theatre dining through the year.

Our seasonal menu has something for everyone throughout the year, using the finest local ingredients.

Pre-book when booking your tickets over the phone or, if you book online or already have tickets for a show, contact the box office on 01733 207239 and make the most of our fantastic special offer:

See what we have on our pre-theatre set menu and make the most of our special offer:

- 2 courses just £12.50*
- 3 courses just £15.00*

The full à la carte menu will also be available on the night - book your table after 7pm and receive 40% off your mains! Click here to view the menu or our kids' menu for younger guests.

Fancy a lighter bite for lunch on Saturdays? See here what we have to offer

Don't miss out as our Saturday morning breakfast is the perfect way to start your weekend. Please note that this is currently available during school terms only.



*Please note - the special offer must be booked and paid for prior to the day of the show. The à la carte menu will be available at full price without prior payment.

The Key Studio is situated in the Key Theatre building. With 112 seats, it's the perfect space for smaller and more intimate theatre, comedy and music performances.

Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF

General Information: 01733 207237

Booking Information: 01733 207239


Members of the Key Theatre Club can enjoy special theatre nights at the Key all year-round, and a range of other benefits, too.

Great discounts with Key Theatre Club membership!
Child / Student (aged 3 to 23) – £6.00 p.a.
Single adult – £12.00 p.a.
Joint adult (two people) – £18.00 p.a.
Family (including at least one adult) – £24.00 p.a.

Key Theatre Club membership is a great gift for friends and family, too. It means you all save when you enjoy an evening at the Key. For more information and application forms, contact the Key Theatre box office on 01733 207239.

Forthcoming Events

It’s not too late!

If you missed out on booking seats for either the Northampton away day to see The Mousetrap or Milton Keynes away day to see The Glen Miller Story, there are still seats available for JUST £7 – join us for a great day out and shop till you drop – you can’t drive there for that price!

Key Theatre Club

The closest parking to the Key Theatre is the Riverside car park. Charges are as follows.

Evening (5pm to 7am) £2.00
Daytime charges:  
Up to 1 hour £1.30
Up to 2 hours £2.60
Up to 3 hours £3.60
Up to 4 hours £5.00
Up to 10 hours £6.00

Alternative council car parks can be found here

Parking at the Vivacity Regional Fitness and Swimming Centre after 4pm each day is FREE for all guests and members. This is a Pay & Display car park for both Members and Guests. The car park is a short walk from the theatre.

More information about the RFSC car park can be found here

"The theatre is attractive, well designed, with a good atmosphere and friendly helpful staff"

"You provide a wide variety of shows that can be enjoyed all age groups"

"Easy to park and at a reasonable price"

"Excellent theatre, performance and seating which was roomy"

"I have not had a bad experience at the Key"

"The food at the Riverside restaurant is very good value - well prepared and cooked"

"Brilliant food on Sunday, carvery is excellent and price is correct... wonderful chef and very good staff"

"The food is excellent, good portion sizes and the food is tasty"

 "There is a good view of the stage from wherever you sit"

"Comfortable seats and good acoustics"

"I love The Key, I always have, it is an intimate, friendly, cosy theatre that provides a clean and comfortable space for my stay. There is plenty of leg room, which is so unusual but wonderful, the seats are a comfortable size. The staff are always polite, happy, helpful, interested in theatre and the comfort of the audience members. It's a lovely theatre."

"I am very tall and find there is plenty of legroom"

"Seats are comfortable and the curve of the stage/seating make the performance seem more intimate as you're closer to the performers"

"It's perfect. Don't change a thing"

"I would like to thanks everyone who makes The Key an evening of escapism in a warm, happy, comfortable environment, these people are the ones who keep theatre alive. It's the best"